Taped in the mid-1990s, these audio recordings present the legendary sidewalk astronomer John Dobson's cosmology class. This class is much more than just a primer on the physics of our universe. Dobson wants to know how the universe got like this, and how we got to the point where we could wonder about it. What is the underlying reality of what we observe? Through these eight hours of talks John Dobson presents it all from astronomy and Einstein to human evolution and religion. He presents the fundamentals in an engaging and often humorous way adding a healthy dose of his own compelling ideas and sometimes controversial opinions.